Environmentalists say detectives will examine Greenpeace vessel

Russian law enforcement authorities will begin to conduct investigative procedures aboard the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise vessel on Saturday, Greenpeace Russia told Interfax.

Russian law enforcement authorities will begin to conduct investigative procedures aboard the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise vessel on Saturday, Greenpeace Russia told Interfax.

"Detectives will start to examine the Arctic Sunrise at noon. The captain has been brought [to the ship] for the examination period," the environmentalists said.

They also said the captain's lawyer had been admitted to the procedure.

Russian border guards detained the Arctic Sunrise manned by an international crew of 30 in the Pechora Sea when the environmentalists protested against oil production in the Arctic. The ship was escorted to Murmansk.

The Murmansk court ordered two-month arrests of 22 of 30 crewmembers as a measure of restraint. The other suspects had their detention period extended.

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